As countries around the world relax their lockdown rules, sports organizations are starting back up. In some countries, some pro sports have begun playing games again. In most places, games are played in empty stadiums with no fans.
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Among the more unusual news stories recently, Nicaragua is the only country in Central America not taking steps to control the coronavirus, Florida declares wrestling "essential", and a professional darts tournament begins - from players' homes.
With sports around the world shut down because of the coronavirus, things are getting a little strange. Now real pro basketball players are playing basketball video games against each other and it's being shown on the sports station ESPN.
Nepal's government is requiring students in grades four through eight to take yoga classes. The government says the classes will give students exercise and improve their health. But some people don't like the idea because of yoga's connections to religion.
On Tuesday, Japan and the International Olympic Committee announced that the 2020 Summer Olympics, which were planned for this summer in Tokyo, have been postponed until 2021 because of the coronavirus.
COVID-19, the new coronavirus, has caused cancellations of sports events all over the world , disappointing athletes and fans. The main reason is to avoid the crowds that the games attract, but some players have also gotten the disease.
On Tuesday, lawmakers in Alabama voted to allow schools to teach yoga, something that's been banned in the state since 1993. But students still won't be allowed to chant.
Because of concerns about concussions, children younger than 12 in the United Kingdom will no longer be allowed to head the ball during soccer (football) practices.
In today's news roundup, heavy rains in Australia bring the country's worst bushfires under control, the UK and Northwestern Europe are pounded by strong storms, and 20-year-old Armand Duplantis sets the world pole vault record - twice.
After years of effort, the NBA (National Basketball Association) and FIBA (International Basketball Federation) are starting a new professional basketball league on the continent of Africa. The Basketball Africa League (BAL) will begin in March.
In today's news roundup, US President Donald Trump's Mideast Peace Plan upsets Palestinians, Sofia Kenin is the surprise winner of the Australian Open, and Nike's special Vaporfly shoes are approved for the Olympics.